Born in Sydney, Lisa began playing the violin at age five with Hiroko and William Primrose. She continued with Yasuki Nakamura, performing solos throughout Australia and represented Suzuki Australia in Japan, the United States and New Zealand performing Mozart's violin concertos at the age of 11. Furthering her studies with Christopher Kimber, Lisa won several national prizes which provided her scholarship to study in Germany with Igor Ozim and the Amadeus String Quartet.
Highlights include performing and recording with Concerto Koln, Guest Co-Concertmaster with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Bernard Haitink and solo recordings of Bach Double Concertos with oboist Christian Hommel and violinist Christine Pichlmeier for Naxos with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra. Lisa also recorded French violin sonatas for the Klavins Music label.
Upon returning to Sydney in 2001, Lisa had a wonderful time as Guest Concertmaster at the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra , the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra before beginning her studies at the National Art School. Since 2010 Lisa has loved being a founding member of Acacia Quartet and is very passionate about supporting composers.
Lisa has enjoyed residencies at Arthur Boyd's Bundanon both as a violinist and also as an established illustrator. Her illustrated books Can I Cuddle the Moon?, Mummy's Kisses, Bushland Lullaby, Rainforest Lullaby, Jam For Nana, Outback Lullaby & Little Bear's First Sleep have been published by Scholastic Press and Random House.